By Avijit Biswas
Bhagalpur: The main accused in murder of Priyanshu Kumar Modi, an intermediate student of local college was arrested by police on April 8. The accused Ravi Shanker Kumar, a resident of Marufchak locality under Mojahidpur police station was nabbed on basis of CCTV camera footage and technical investigation by police team headed by Ajay Kumar Choudhury, DSP (City).
Giving details of his arrest at a press conference today Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Anand Kumar said the country made revolver used in murder of victim has been also recovered in light of confessional statement and information provided by accused.
It may be mentioned Priyanshu was shot at and grievously injured allegedly by said accused at Bhagat Colony near Gurhatta Chowk under Mojahidpur police station. The victim sustained head injury in fire opened on him by the accused. Soon after the incident he was taken to local Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital from where he was referred to Patna taking into consideration his critical condition.
Priyanshu succumbed to his injury on way to Patna. As per available information in firing by the accused the pellet got stuck in head region of victim. Though motive behind the crime has not been specified by police however as per information the accused in his confessional statement has told police that proximity of victim with his girl friend led him to plan his murder.
Previously also he had tried to execute his plan but failed in his attempt the arrested accused has reportedly told police adding last Thursday evening while Priynashu was coming from a tea shop he accosted him and subsequently fired upon him.
After the incident family members of Priyanshu have told police that he had enmity with none. However, on basis of statements of family members of victim efforts were been initiated by police to identify the culprit. As per local sources Priyanshu only child of his parents stays here at house of his maternal uncle.
Employed in motor parts company his father stays at Delhi. The mother of victim stays with his father. For purpose of study since long Priyanshu used to stay with family of his maternal uncle. His maternal uncle runs a tea shop in the locality.
Prior to attack on him the victim had been to shop of his maternal uncle. The maternal uncle of Priyanshu told police that he received a call on his mobile phone while he was having cup of tea at his shop.
Soon after he left his shop informing him that he would return soon, the maternal uncle of victim had informed adding subsequently he was intimated by someone that his nephew was lying on street grievously injured at a distance from his shop. Murder of Priyanshu has shocked people of the locality.
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